Powershell - Benchmark Command

Powershell comes with a cmdlet called "Measure-Command" that can execute a block of commands and measure how long it takes to run. It's analogous to the unix "time" command.

What if you want to run something a number of times and take the average?

VFP OLE DB provider

The VFP OLE DB Provider allows other programming languages and applications to access Visual FoxPro databases and tables.

The VFP OLE DB Provider is 32-bit dll (VfpOleDB.dll) and cannot be used by 64-bit applications.

VFP OLE DB provider can be downloaded from here. It's the same version as the one included with Visual FoxPro 9.0 SP2.

Retrieve HTML from Clipboard

MSDN:

$SAMPLECODE$

lcHtml = HtmlFromClipboard()
IF NOT ISNULL(lcHtml)
	lnStartHTML = VAL(STREXTRACT(lcHtml, "StartHTML:", ""))
	lnEndHTML = VAL(STREXTRACT(lcHtml, "EndHTML:", ""))
	* If StartFragment is present, retrieve HTML fragment
	IF ("StartFragment" $ lcHtml)

Appropriate license for this class not found error at runtime

Code that runs fine in development may generate Appropriate license for this class not found (OLE error code 0x80040112) at run-time.

There are two types of licenses for ActiveX controls - development and run-time. See INFO: OLE Control Licensing in Visual FoxPro for more information.

Retrieving Windows TaskBar Size and Location

A location and size of the Windows Taskbar can be retrieved with SHAppBarMessage Function.

Is variable or property an array?

When validating a function, procedure or method parameters, it's sometimes necessary to determine if passed parameter is an array. Until VFP 9.0 there was no obvious way to do that.

Array Browser utility

Array Browser utility is a development tool to view an array content in a Browse window. Useful in analyzing content of the arrays during development process.

How to change file attributes programmatically

There're many ways to change file attributes. It can be done through Windows Explorer, DOS ATTRIB comand, third party utilites, e.t.c. Also it can be done programmatically using Windows Scripting Host (WSH) or/and Windows API.

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